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Underwater Photo Contest | Shortlisted entries

Underwater photo contest

Entries to the annual contest close 31st December 2016

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Turtle in slow flight with layovers and delays... Holiday Traffic. lol.
By Tony Cherbas
posted (6 days ago)
13 votes

Planet Golden Goby
By Henley Spiers
posted (5 days ago)
12 votes

Looking for tidal pools to shoot didn't work out for me, but the outgoing tide makes a shiny reflection on foggy mornings..  Canon beach in Oregon.
By Steven Miller
posted (4 days ago)
11 votes

David Borg - Prostheceraeus vittatus
By David Borg
posted (5 days ago)
10 votes

Flabellina angelvaldesi
By Wayne Jones
posted (6 days ago)
9 votes

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Location :Dumaguete Philippines Canon 5dsr Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM Lens F20, 1/200, ISO 160 SEA &SEA MDX-5D Mark III ver.2 SEA &SEA YS-D1 RETRA LSD Rgblue system 02 premium Nauticam SMC-1
By Yung Sen Wu
posted (6 days ago)
9 votes

If you try to line up the sun with the boat, make sure it hasn't come untied from the mooring or you might find yourself far from where you thought you were
By Steven Miller
posted (5 days ago)
9 votes

Hippocampus histrix with snooted backlite strobe
By Raffaele Livornese
posted (3 days ago)
9 votes

A diver explores the the pristine reefs around Papua New Guinea
By Tony Cherbas
posted (2 days ago)
9 votes


By Chase Darnell
posted (6 days ago)
8 votes
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This category shows entries from last year that our 'trusted' members have put forward to the first round of judging for the annual awards
The Lovers.
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Beautifully composed and elegantly edited. Most romantic shark photo I've ever seen!
26 Votes
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Mermaid queen by Kelvin H.y. Tan
Mermaid queen
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Stunning composition, great use of lighting, and perfect pose of the model. Great job!
26 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: China
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White eyes, inky black
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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A truly unique shot for many reasons. Getting so close to sharks is a special moment itself. The shark almost seems like a ghost. The movements are nicely captured through the turbulences/reflection at the surface. Well deserved winner.
23 Votes
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Squid with reflection
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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The reflection on the calm surface is just perfect and so is the lighting and the colors. Amazing shot!
33 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, September 24, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Pacific Guam
view portfolio more shots by Tony Cherbas
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Colors by Francesco Pacienza
Colors
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17 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Italy
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Ever Seeing... by Nadya Kulagina
Ever Seeing...
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22 Votes
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Nightfever
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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The magnificent background and stunning sharpness on the subject make this a remarkable shot! Well done!
19 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, July 22, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Doris Vierkötter
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Line makers by Raoul Caprez
Line makers
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Such an elegant shot! Even though it's not underwater, the feeling of the ocean is definitely there and takes your breath away.
19 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, October 1, 2016
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
date posted location: Brazil
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Gobstopper
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Beautiful closeup!! Love the details on the eyes of all the babies!
23 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, October 30, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Saint Lucia
view portfolio more shots by Henley Spiers
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Lillies under Palm Trees
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15 Votes
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date posted posted: (last week)
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Pacific Guam
view portfolio more shots by Tony Cherbas
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sawblade shrimp
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Excellent composition of this little creature, with a very strong diagonal emphasis and excellent colours.
17 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, February 20, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Celebes Sea Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Volker Lonz
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Team Cleaning
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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This moray gets quite a lot of attention. Excellent behavior shot, great colors and well lit.
33 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Tony Cherbas
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Guarding eggs by Uwe Schmolke
Guarding eggs
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15 Votes
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date posted posted: (last week)
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
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Sun Beams. Kauai, HI
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22 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, March 20, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Pacific United States
view portfolio more shots by Tony Cherbas
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Light Sabers
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Excellent angle and perfect focus!
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Bismarck Sea Papua New Guinea
view portfolio more shots by Tony Cherbas
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Space Creation by Plamena Mileva
Space Creation
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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We don't have many "Manipulated" shots win a monthly award, but this unique work deserves recognition! Beautifully executed shot and excellent post processing.
14 Votes
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"Strobe malfunction"... who said that when your strobes g... by Gaetano Gargiulo
"Strobe malfunction"... who said that when your strobes go off-sync is always a bad thing? do to leakage in one of the strobes battery, one of the strobe was missfiring or firing like a strobo light and I think this caused the different tones
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20 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, October 8, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Nudibranch
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Love the tones on this Nudi shot. Excellent focus, sharpness and color balance.
20 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Banda Sea Malaysia
view portfolio more shots by Iyad Suleyman
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Yellowhead Jawfish & Eggs
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Fantastic close up on this Jawfish. The detail on the eggs is incredible! Excellent shot Henley!
21 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, February 7, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Saint Lucia
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toward orbit
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41 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Tyrrhenian Sea Italy
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Side vision by Nadya Kulagina
Side vision
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Love the composition! Great to see all the elements in the image organized neatly and the lighting on the main subject is great.
21 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Gulf Of Mexico Bahamas
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Despite the appearance, the white background is not artif... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Despite the appearance, the white background is not artificial. The water is so full of small algae that the strobe reflects almost entirely when angled. This shot is with 3 strobes to illuminate the subject too
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Very impressive technique! White background with minimum post processing is very hard to achieve, especially while lighting up the subject so well.
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Carousel of Clowns. Dragging the shutter at 1/15th second during a spin blurs the natural light. The flash freezes the action up close,. the middle ground ghosts with some motion blur.
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15 Votes
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Eriphia reloaded by Mathieu Foulquié
Eriphia reloaded
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Stunning angle and lighting! Very dramatic!
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, April 6, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea France
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Pipefish,
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Getting a shot like this is not easy! Very impressive and powerful image!
20 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Banda Sea Malaysia
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"Racing Stripes"
A juvenile spotted drum on coral, shot with a slow shutter speed and panning.
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Great creative shot
14 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, June 19, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
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Tiny Mantis Shrimp shot with +10 and +5 Subsee diopters stacked
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19 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, July 15, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Visayan Sea Philippines
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